History speaks to us in many forms. For example, when we think of Louisiana architecture and its rich heritage, some of the most picturesque house styles come to mind. The historic raised cottage conjures images of centuries-old dwellings born along the rivers and bayous. Our own Louisiana Garden Cottage, designed by V. John Tee of Atlanta, continues this tradition. An appealing blend of classic and Creole influences, the house features six massive Doric columns, a broad front gallery, and authentic trim and millwork. The carefully proportioned garage is located to the side of the house. In the classic style, fanlights top its French doors, which are flanked by quarter-round shutters, lending the look of a 19th-century appendage.